B.S. Mathematics (extended major)

To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:  

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take.  Check the courses in the appropriate subject.  (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)  


Please note that you must have a grade of C or better in each mathematics or statistics course that you use to fulfill the requirements of this major.  


Also be aware that you must complete NAU’s diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses


Also be aware that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).  


Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  

Major Requirements

These requirements include common courses as well as courses that are specific to your particular emphasis, for a total of at least 57 units.  


You must complete the following 33 units regardless of which emphasis you choose:  

In addition, you complete the following 24-30 units, which are specific to the emphasis—actuarial science, applied mathematics, mathematics, or statistics—you choose:  

Actuarial Science Emphasis  

You take these 30 units:

Applied Mathematics Emphasis

You take these 24 units:  

Mathematics Emphasis  

You take these 24 units:  

Statistics Emphasis  

You take these 24 units:  

General Electives  

Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  


You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren’t used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)  


Click here for more information about our Mathematics undergraduate courses, Statistics undergraduate courses, and faculty.